Our Summer 2022 Parent and Carer Survey asked our parents and carers for comments about our school, and this is what they said...
I have had both of my children attend BFIS and I do not believe there is a better school out there. The warmth towards the children, parents and carers makes you feel as though you belong to the BFIS family.
Experiences and activities that you provide the children are excellent! Memorable and enjoyable. Reading – links to phonics sounds/children regularly read with an adult. Engaging topics which is then brought home! My child wants to learn and find out more facts when he can then take to school.
Barnes Farm creates a contusive environment for learning, discipline and most importantly challenging pupils and having the attitude of everybody is different and unique.
Great learning opportunities – a varied curriculum. The school is good at community information to us. Encouraging environmentally friendly ways to get to schools and Challenging/extending children’s learning when needed.
Student welfare is high on the priority lists. Students are happy and receive an active and engaging curriculum.
You have a strong ethos that our children understand (owl code) and the staff are easy to approach.
The reason why Barnes Farm stands out against other schools is the focus on emotional; well-being and learning in non-conventional ways. For example, the Zones of Regulation, Forest School and the Mantle of the Expert. Also, all of the staff at Barnes Farm individually care about the children.
A varied way of teaching the curriculum,. The focus on the children’s wellbeing as well as the academic side of school. Great teachers. Navigated the challenges of COVID really well.
The friendliness of the teaching staff and Head Teacher/. The additional experiences such as school trips, little riders, forest schools, owl visit. The SEN support and daily interventions that go over and above anything I have experienced from other schools. The PSHE programme which is fantastic and embedded within the school culture.
The level of care and attention towards the children is excellent.
Our child loves our school BFIS. Safety, fun and teaching is excellent. Very happy with selection of school trips, our son very much enjoyed. Forest Schools – fresh air is fun!
A big plus is also EBNO Club – FANTASTIC Staff and fun for kids. Thanks a lot.
Teachers are amazing and always so supportive and approachable. Events organized have been lovely.
My daughter’s words: ‘I love it’. Thank you for a fantastic three years. COVID didn’t prevent your teaching, and you even shone through the difficulty.